Cryotherapy

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The Green Room, offering Cryotherapy in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Ringwood, Salisbury and Poole

 

What is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is a procedure that uses extreme cold to destroy unwanted tissue – most unwanted skin lesions can be treated in this way, including warts, moles, skin tags and veruccas amongst others.

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How Does it Work?

Tissue cells are destroyed during the procedure, when they are rapidly brought down to a low temperature forming ice crystals.  The ice crystals break down the structure of the cell and water then fills the surrounding area creating a blister.  Cryotherapy Bournemouth 1

Is it painful?

There may be some tingling with the initial freezing, but most patients get an anaesthetic effect from the extreme freezing temperatures.  More of a pinching sensation occurs when the area thaws out.  Some patients may have some discomfort the day after the first procedure, but ibuprofen is usually adequate to alleviate this.

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Will there be scarring?

Typically, cryotherapy leaves the least amount of scarring of any form of lesion removal, because it causes the least damage to the connective tissue.  The area of skin treated will appear lighter than the surrounding skin which usually darkens with new tanning.

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How many treatments are required?

 Some conditions are harder to remove than others, and in delicate areas a shorter freeze time with repeat procedures may be required to achieve a final result, with the least damage to surrounding skin.  In other cases, where the condition is deep (such as stubborn warts or veruccas) several aggressive treatments may be required to achieve total removal.

Please take a look at the before and after pictures contained within this page, for an illustration of the effectiveness of the Cryopen.

I offer Cryotherapy treatment from my clinics in Bournemouth in Dorset, Ringwood in Hampshire and Salisbury in Wiltshire.

To book your consultation please call anytime on 01202 980450

Comments or questions are welcome.

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